Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp has dismissed the notion that Sunday’s Merseyside Derby against Everton was bigger than usual as both teams search for points at opposite ends of the Premier League table.
Liverpool take on their struggling neighbours at Anfield this weekend with both teams in desperate need of points.
The Merseyside blues are one point above relegation places, while Liverpool on the other hand, remain in contention for the title race with also one point behind the league leaders Manchester City.
During his pre-match press conference, Klopp admitted that the Toffees absence from the Premier League would be felt in the city if Everton are relegated from the top-flight.
“Of course. Playing United the other night makes it different, usually the full week before you play Everton there are full talks about the derby.”
“I can’t remember a derby where it wasn’t important for us. I don’t know where we’d be without the points (against Everton), or the ones we didn’t get last season when we lost,” Klopp added.
Liverpool remain in the hunt for four trophies this season and the clash with Everton is the latest in a challenging run of fixtures for the Reds.